The Chuckle Club Wed 15-Fri 17 Join the Chuckle Club team as Yianni Agisilaou, Chris Garcia and Carl Hutchinson entertain for two hours of comedy gold with performances at the Bahrain Rugby Club, British Club and InterContinental Regency Hotel respectively. Each gig starts at 8.30pm and it’s BD15 per person or BD10 for military personnel. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3666 3509
Shifting Gears Thu 16 The BIC official After Party venue of the year is Coral Bay. To celebrate, the team has put together a weekend-long programme of entertainment kicking off on April 16 with electronic music experience Shifting Gears featuring Lebanese DJ Jade. Visit www.coral-bay.net and call 1731 2700.
Jay Sean Thu 16
To kick off the F1 festivities, popular gig venue Ibrida at the Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa is hosting the world famous singer Jay Sean who’s performing in Bahrain for the first time ever. This British singer-songwriter and rapper, born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti, debuted in the UK’s Asian Underground scene back in 2003 when he reached number 12 on the UK charts with ‘Dance With You’, as a member of the Rishi Rich Project. He soon forged a solo career, following up with two top ten hits in 2004, and is still going strong today. Tickets for this show are BD20 in advance or BD30 at the door. Call 3689 7378.
Fast track at Bedrock Thu 16 Party on the fast track at this unique Flintstones themed bar in Ramee California Hotel where residents DJ Neil and DJ Maude are keeping up the pace on the DJ decks. The dress code is strictly ‘F1’ and entrance costs BD5 inclusive of one free drink or BD15 for unlimited beverages. Call 1729 6237.
Zoe F1 pit stop party Thu 16 Both Zoe Lounge and Rooftop is opening up to two genres of music with DJ Youss playing house tracks and DJ Cossta spinning all the top swag tracks. There will be an F1 photo booth to snap those Kodak moments. It’s free entrance for couples and ladies, while gents pay BD10. Call 3849 6912.
Nicole’s Restaurant opening Thu 16
Nicole’s Mediterranean Restaurant in Adliya officially opens its doors to the public from 8pm on this night. Experience Mediterranean food on the Greek-style rooftop with unlimited drinks, while the live Sunshine duo and illusionist entertain. It’s BD20 for advance bookings and BD30 at the entrance. Call 1728 0700.
The Grand Prix Fri 17-Sun 19
Bahrain’s eleventh Formula One Grand Prix takes place this month at the Bahrain International Circuit with plenty of adrenaline-fuelled action for all the family, as well as lots of live entertainment to keep everyone busy throughout the weekend.
The Formula 1 Village vending area is hosting non-stop family-friendly entertainment. One of the main attractions of this is the Snow Village, a fun experience in snowy conditions featuring a synthetic ice rink, a snow garden, a cross country skiing area, climbing wall and freestyle slide. The Ice Queen ice rink show is set to take place, alongside roaming acts such as The Penguins and Pop the Balloon Man, as well as a green screen experience. On top of all that there will be carnival games, miniature rides and bouncy castles for the kids, as well as extreme rides, live stage shows and an F1 Game Zone for the adults.
To top everything off, live stage shows by regional and international celebrities has been planned for F1 ticketholders including a line-up of Arabic concerts by Kuwaiti singer Abdulla Rowaishid, Lebanese recording artists Najwa Karam and Amr Zayan, and Iraqi singer-composer Waleed Al Shami on April 17. Finally, American rapper will perform on April 18. Buy your tickets at the Bahrain International Circuit Stands in City Centre Bahrain or Seef Mall, online at www.bahraingp.com or by calling the BIC Hotline on 1745 0000.
Sean Paul Fri 17
The legendary Jamaican dance-hall artist and international award-winning pop star, Sean Paul, is performing for one night only in Klub 360 at Elite Crystal Hotel. He’ll be showing off his range of vocal talents from 11pm and tickets are BD35 for ladies or BD50 for men. VIP and VVIP tables are available too. Call 3602 5360
DJ Nicola Fasano Fri 17 Pitbull’s official DJ Nicola Fasano is performing in Meisei on this night bringing his mixes from collaborations with Pitbull, Miami Rockets, Lumidee and more. It’s BD20 for entrance and the party starts from 8pm until late. Call 1700 7770
FTV Nuit Des Papillons Fri 17 On April 17, a massive Fashion TV party called FTV Nuit Des Papillons is being held with superstar Dutch DJ Patrick Hagenaar and featuring the Rumour Dancers as live butterflies performing acrobatic feats and impressive dance moves. Tickets for this are BD20 at the door. Visit www.coral-bay.net and call 1731 2700. The Cavalli Club World Tour Fri 17 For the third year, The Dragon Hotel & Resort and Eventions are hosting the Grand Prix Prestige Party and, this year, they’re teaming up with The Cavalli Club World Tour for a memorable and exclusive opening event for a high octane weekend. The Cavalli Club World Tour, which is part of the glamorous Cavalli Club, Restaurant and Lounge, is bringing their sophisticated atmosphere and expertise to Bahrain alongside their resident DJ Jack who is now one of the UAE’s foremost DJs, hailing from Lebanon. He’ll be joined on stage by dancers gamed for glitzy performances who will be free-styling to the DJ sets. To warm up the outdoor sunset session, DJ AJ is also being flown in for the tour. It’s on from 5pm to midnight and tickets cost BD20 for men and BD10 for ladies. VIP tables are available. Call 3696 9168..
DJ Nicola Fasano Fri 17 This fusion Asian restaurant and lounge, which is becoming well known for hosting chic parties on the rooftop, is hosting Pitbull’s official DJ Nicola Fasano for one night only. He’s bringing his mixes from collaborations with Pitbull himself and American female rapper Lumidee, plus many more. The night starts from 8pm and entrance costs BD20. Call 1700 7770.
‘Energizer’ Fri 17 This popular American bar in Ramee California Hotel is hosting ‘Energizer’, a party which will see resident band Sky battling with DJ Trixta while you drink all you want for BD20. Don’t forget to wear your racing jacket! Call 1729 6237.
Boho Baha presents: Dar.Tek with YokoO Fri 17 The Boho Baha crew has something special brewing for this extra-special weekend as they’re hosting mystical maestro YokoO from Robot Heart in Burning Man on Al Dar Island. Audio junkies Zone+ are also bringing their deep and groovy sounds to the Al Dar spaceship, as the island undergoes a serious spacey transformation. Tickets cost BD15 including shuttle service to the island. They’re available on the door. Last boat to the island is at 11pm. Visit www.bohobaha.com
Foodie deals at Elite Fri 17 and Sun 19
Elite Grande Hotel’s international restaurant is putting out a fresh seafood spread for BD15++ per person on April 17, followed by a special Oriental Night featuring Pan-Asian cuisine and sushi stations, for BD14++ per person. On April 19, a barbecue buffet complete with steaks, seafood and marinated chicken is available for BD10++ per person. Call 1756 5888.
Sporty promos Fri 17 Especially for April 17, Legends, the vast sports bar in Ramee California Hotel is hosting exciting food and beverage promotions all night long. All they ask for in return is that you turn up in sporty attire. Call 1729 6237.
Need for Speed – Dublin exclusive Fri 17 to Sun 19 British resident band The Volume and DJ Andy Gates are in Dublin Club in Juffair all weekend rocking the latest tunes and timeless classics until the early hours. A three course menu and drinks are available for BD10. Call 3409 2770.
Alexandra Stan Fri 17 Singer Alexandra Stan (behind ‘Mr Saxobeat’) is set to perform all his latest hits for the first time in Bahrain at Ibrida, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, this Friday from 7pm to 2am. Tickets are BD10 in advance or BD15 at the gate. Happy hour is from 7pm to 10pm with 50 percent off selected beverages. Call 3689 7378.
Pre/after party at Ruka All weekend All weekend, award-winning Japanese restaurant Ruka is hosting an F1 after-dinner party from 11pm to 2am with a live DJ and canapés to pass around. It’s a BD10 net entry fee inclusive of one glass of sparkling. Call 1711 1999.
Book with the beauty experts Fri 17-Tue 21 Four top beauty experts from the UK are flying into Gloss Salon and Spa at the Marriot Executive Apartments in Juffair to offer an intensive two-day training course for staff members but they’re also open to appointments from interested customers. Hair colourist Hanna Goboardi, lashes expert Claire Linnette, make-up artist Suman Jalaf and hair stylist Ciler Pekash are all in town for four days only. Call 1782 6030
Pitbull Sat 18 The big concert that everyone is waiting for this weekend is to be held on April 18 and this year the Bahrain International Circuit has chosen Pitbull to be their main act. The American rapper, born Armando Christian Perez, is globally successful as a musician, performance, entrepreneur and actor whose sales have topped five million albums and 60 million singles worldwide. Buy your tickets at the Bahrain International Circuit Stands in City Centre Bahrain or Seef Mall, online at www.bahraingp.com or by calling the BIC Hotline on 1745 0000.
Salsa Saturday Sat 18 Miss Meisei, the restaurant’s famous ladies night, has launched from this Wednesday until Saturday. Cuban feet-of-flames dance group Salsabor is heating up the rooftop while ladies enjoy complimentary sparkling until 11pm. The night starts from 7.30pm. Call 3966 0598.
Meet The/Das at Malja Sat 18 Head to creative hub Malja for an interactive talk hosted by live performer The/Das, aiming to define the importance of sound as a factor in creating original art. The talk includes some practical work and a live set. It’s on from 9.30pm until midnight. @maljabahrain #maljabahrain
Paul Van Dyk Sun 19 Finally, keeping the best until last, the F1 weekend at Coral Bay concludes with a performance by top trance DJ, musician and producer Paul Van Dyk. The Grammy Award-nominated recording artist and globally renowned DJ, who’s no stranger to Bahrain, has dominated the electronic music charts and DJ polls for more than 15 years and ranked number one in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ poll twice (serious claim to fame).Tickets for this are BD30 at the door. Visit www.coral-bay.net and call 1731 2700.
Bob Sinclar Sun 19 Closing the weekend with a bang is sophisticated Japanese restaurant Bushido where number one French DJ Bob Sinclar is revving up the house. Well known for his deep and soulful beats, and for forming the ‘Africanism movement’, Sinclar is also influenced by vibrant reggae and dancehall, particularly in his more recent work. Songs such as ‘Love Generation’, ‘World Hold On’ and ‘Rock This Party’ shot this talented man to worldwide superstardom over a decade ago and the demand for his tunes has still to waiver. The night starts from 9pm and is supported by Bushido’s resident DJ Albert-L. Tickets cost BD35 in advance or BD50 if you buy them after April 17. You can also book a VIP table. Call 1758 3555.
Live screening Sun 19 Red Lions in Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa are screening the final F1 race live so you can enjoy with great beverages, buckets and special discounts on bubbly. Call 1711 1999.
The Asian Circuit Until Sun 19 With inspiration from the annual Formula One journey, Bushido’s Chef Karim Aghai and his team are presenting a special set menu to reflect The Asian Circuit. This takes you through celebrated Asian tracks in a five-course menu featuring dishes from China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Bahrain. It’s available throughout the whole Formula One Week. Call 1758 3555.